Friendship Collegiate quarterback Dyson Smith throws a fourth-quarter touchdown to wide receiver Jalen Hamilton during the fourth quarter of the DCSAA Class AA Championship against H.D. Woodson at Eastern High School on Saturday. (Photo by Terrance Williams/ For The Washington Post)

It was a weekend to remember for Quince Orchard and Friendship Collegiate, as both programs were crowned champion of their respective regions.

The Cougars beat North Point, 40-33, in an action-packed Maryland 4A final. Friendship topped H.D. Woodson in the DCSAA Class AA finals, a year after falling to Ballou on the same stage. 

Glenelg and Douglass also played for Maryland state championships at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, but they were shut down by Oakdale and Fort Hill, respectively. 

In Virginia, Freedom-Woodbridge’s 35-28 semifinal win over Westfield made the same waves that a title would have. The Bulldogs played most of the game without junior quarterback Noah Kim, and the Eagles used a relentless ground game and powerful defensive line to snap the Chantilly powerhouse’s 37-game win streak. In the Class 5 semis, Stone Bridge defeated North Stafford to advance to next weekend. 

Woodgrove also had a dramatic Saturday. Facing Blacksburg in the Class 4 semifinals, the Wolverines went to overtime tied at 20. They held Blacksburg to a short field goal on the first possession of the extra period and then went for the kill when they got their chance on offense. Quarterback Graham Walker hit Ben Castellano on a five-yard pass to punch their ticket to the state championship.

The Wolverines and the rest of this weekend’s winners rise up in our penultimate rankings of the season.

1. Gonzaga (9-3) Last ranked: 1

Senior wide receiver John Marshall finished with 997 yards and 12 touchdowns this year.

Next: Season complete

 2. St. John’s (9-1) LR: 2

Junior quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava threw for 23 touchdowns this year.

Next: Season complete

 3. DeMatha (8-3) LR: 3

Two-way threat DeMarcco Hellams, an Alabama commit, had 1,469 yards receiving this season.

Next: Season complete

 4. Quince Orchard (13-1) LR: 8

Marquez Cooper’s 256 yards rushing and three touchdowns helped the Cougars hold off North Point and win the Maryland 4A title.

Next: Season complete

 5. Good Counsel (6-4) LR: 5

For the second consecutive year, running back Latrele Palmer was selected to the all-WCAC first team.

Next: Season complete

 6. Flint Hill (11-0) LR: 6

Kicker Justin Duenkel, a Virginia commit, had 62 of his 80 kickoffs this season go for touchbacks.

Next: Season complete

 7. Freedom-Woodbridge (13-1) LR: 9

Quarterback Quest Powell threw for three touchdowns as the Eagles stunned Westfield, 35-28, in the Virginia Class 6 semifinals.

Next: Saturday vs. Manchester, 4:30 p.m.

 8. Georgetown Prep (8-1) LR: 7

Junior linebacker Jack Plank had 10 tackles for a loss this season.

Next: Season complete

 9. Stone Bridge (12-2) LR: 10

Running back Nick Mell rushed for 224 yards and five touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat North Stafford in the Virginia Class 5 semifinals.

Next: Saturday vs. Highland Springs, noon

 10. Westfield (13-1) LR: 4

The Bulldogs made a furious comeback after going down 35-14 in the fourth quarter of the Virginia Class 6 semifinals, but it wasn’t enough to keep their two-year win streak alive.

Next: Season complete

 11. Landon (9-1) LR: 11

Two-way player Joshua Chapman, a Penn commit, had 47 tackles and five sacks on the defensive line this season.

Next: Season complete.

 12. North Point (13-1) LR: 12

Malik Lawrence’s three touchdowns weren’t enough to lift the Eagles past Quince Orchard in the Maryland 4A title game.

Next: Season complete.

 13. Woodgrove (9-2) LR: 18

Ben Castellano’s catch in overtime kept the Wolverines’ season alive, earning them a 26-23 semifinal win over Blacksburg.

Next: Saturday vs. Lake Taylor, 4:30

 14. Wise (10-2) LR: 13

Sophomore wide receiver Jalil Farooq caught seven touchdown passes this season.

Next: Season complete

 15. Glenelg (13-1) LR: 14

Running back Wande Owens eclipsed the 100-yard mark yet again in the Maryland 2A final, but the Gladiators fell to Oakdale

Next: Season complete

 16. Damascus (11-1) LR: 15

The Hornets’ season was ended by Oakdale, the eventual 2A champion.

Next: Season complete

 17. St. Mary’s Ryken (10-2) LR: 17

Senior linebacker Will McKay finished with 131 tackles this season.

Next: Season complete

 18. Friendship Collegiate (10-3) LR: NR

Amirr Abdul-Rahim had an interception return for a touchdown as the Knights beat H.D. Woodson for the DCSAA Class AA title.

Next: Season complete

 19. H.D. Woodson (9-4) LR: 16

Following their Turkey Bowl victory, the Warriors couldn’t get on the board against Friendship Collegiate in the DCSAA Class AA final.

Next: Season complete

 20. Broad Run (11-2) LR: 19

Defensive back Luke Lindenfeldar had four interception returns for touchdowns this season.

Next: Season complete

 Dropped out: No. 20 W.T Woodson (11-2)